The MOST Intergovernmental Council is composed of 35 Member States of UNESCO, elected by UNESCO's General Conference.
The Council convenes every two years and establishes the priority areas to be researched, decides on overall policy and funding questions, and handles the relations with governmental authorities.
Western Europe and North America: Austria, Greece, Israel, Norway, Spain, Turkey;
Central/Eastern Europe: Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia;
Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago;
Asia and the Pacific: China, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand;
Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria;
Arab States: Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, United Arab Emirates.
Western Europe and North America: Austria, Finland, Greece, Israel, Norway, Switzerland;
Central/Eastern Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia;
Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago;
Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines;
Africa: Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria;
Arab States: Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.